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Risk in Context Blog

Timely blogs from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.

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Food for Thought

Posted by Sarah Koo 14 November 2019

2019 has witnessed a significant number of food alerts and recalls in the domestic Singapore food and beverage scene. 

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De-Stressing as the Starting Point for Mental Health

Posted by Joan Collar 07 October 2019

Supporting employees’ mental well-being need not be complicated if we start by managing stress.

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Age-Diverse Workforce Calls for Targeted Health Management Approaches

Posted by Rohan Muralee 24 September 2019

In September, Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) focused on the theme of Healthy Aging and launched several ‘age-themed’ internal initiatives.

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Typhoon Season is Here: Are you Ready?

Posted by Edward Farrelly 08 July 2019

This year the Northwest Pacific basin is predicted to produce a total number of typhoons close to its long-term average. However, even a single storm can wreak havoc on your employees, your operations and assets, your community, and those your business relies upon. Floods and water damage can be catastrophic, and remain a key concern in Asia.

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Volatile Cyber Risk Landscape Highlights Need for Insurance

Posted by Paula Miller 07 December 2018

A volatile cyber threat landscape underscores the role of cyber insurance as an essential complement to cybersecurity within an overall risk management strategy.

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk

Alternative Risk Transfer Solutions - Parametrics

Posted by Meena Surtani 05 November 2018

Alternative risk solutions are contracts, structures, or solutions provided by insurance and reinsurance companies that enable firms either to finance or to transfer risk in a non-traditional way.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

Compliance, Risk Management and Regulation to further Enable Finance in Growing Markets

Posted by Yiming Shen 08 October 2018

As a region, Asia is in the growth phase in terms of supply chain finance (SCF).  Growth across global and regional banks range between 0-50%, and average about 20%-30%.  Not only are local MNCs and large corporates seeking supply chain finance programs, but unmet demand in current global programs continued to be filled. It is not surprising that SCF is of the greatest focus to banks.

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Related to: Supply Chain

Powering Ahead of the Evolving Risk Landscape

Posted by Glenn Preece 04 October 2018

The power industry risk landscape is constantly evolving and today’s insurance and risk managers must remain vigilant of the trends and issues impacting their business.

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Related to: Power & Utilities

Maximizing Your Recovery From Mangkhut

Posted by Adrian Sargent 18 September 2018

Super Typhoon Mangkhut is one of the most powerful storms to hit the region in decades. Over the past weekend, the typhoon caused extensive damage to property across northern Philippines, Hong Kong, Macau, and southern provinces in China.

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Activating Your Risk Transfer Measures in the Aftermath of a Super Typhoon

Posted by Dennis Dalati 14 September 2018

Once again, numerous countries in east and southeast Asia are bracing for a super typhoon. With sustained winds of up to 240km/h, Super Typhoon Mangkhut is the strongest storm of 2018 and predicted to be the most powerful to hit Hong Kong since records began. It eclipses Typhoon Jebi which hit Western Japan recently and Typhoon Hato which wrecked widespread damage in Macau last year.

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